OHB Italia is seeking for its BU Telescopes Business Unit in Milano for immediate start a


Job Overview:

We are seeking a highly skilled and experienced Senior Optical Engineer to join our team focused on the development of space-based instruments and ground telescopes. The ideal candidate will bring extensive expertise in optical design, analysis, and testing, with a good background in spaceborne instrumentation.


  • Optical System Design:
  • Lead the design and optimization of optical systems for space-based instruments and ground telescopes.
  • Perform detailed ray tracing, aberration analysis, and optimization to achieve high-performance imaging capabilities.
  • Instrument Integration and Testing:
  • Oversee the integration and testing of optical systems, ensuring compliance with specified performance requirements.
  • Collaborate with multidisciplinary teams to ensure seamless integration of optical components with other subsystems.
  • Performance Analysis and Simulation:
  • Conduct performance analysis through simulation tools and modelling to predict and validate system capabilities.
  • Work closely with the engineering team to refine and improve optical system performance based on simulation results.
  • Documentation and Reporting:
  • Prepare comprehensive documentation including design specifications, test plans, and analysis reports.
  • Present findings and progress updates to internal teams and external stakeholders.
  • Collaboration and Leadership:
  • Collaborate effectively with cross-functional teams including mechanical, electrical, and systems engineering.
  • Provide mentorship and guidance to junior engineers, fostering a collaborative and innovative work environment.


  • Master’s or Ph.D. in Optical Engineering, Physics, or a related field.
  • Minimum of 8 years of experience in optical design and engineering for space-based instruments.
  • Proficiency in optical design software (e.g., Zemax, CODE V) and simulation tools.
  • Proven expertise in ground-based telescope systems.
  • Good understanding of spaceborne instrumentation, including knowledge of space environment challenges.
  • Experience with testing and validation of optical systems.
  • Excellent communication skills and the ability to work effectively in a collaborative team environment.

Preferred Skills:

  • Familiarity with adaptive optics and image processing techniques.
  • Knowledge of space debris tracking and characterization.
  • Experience with CubeSat missions and small satellite systems.
Job Category: Vacancies
Job Type: Full Time
Job Location: Milano

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